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This document discusses possible mold-related health risks in moldy apartments or rental homes. We note that certain individals may be at much higher risk of serious health consequences when exposed to toxic or allergenic molds, increasing the health risk to those individuals and the liability risks for landlords.
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Health Risks for Tenants in Rental Apartments - Compromised immune system increases vulnerability to mold-related illness
The fact that a building occupant's immune system is compromised places that person at extra risk and means that s/he and the contents of their apartment need to be protected carefully.
People at extra risk of health problems if exposed to moldy dust and demolition debris include elderly, infants, immune-compromised, asthmatics, people suffering from COPD or other respiratory illness, and possibly others.
While chronic exposure to high levels of toxic or allergenic mold can make even some healthy people become sensitized as well, the people I just listed should be particularly careful about exposure.
This article continues by discussing the risk of hidden mold reservoirs. Don't assume that the mold you see is the only, or even the most important problem in your rental space.
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